There is no way to add a profile tab to the BuddyPress page like there is in Sabai Directory, but it is planned for a future version. One can integrate with the activity stream in BuddyPress using BP’s own functionality.
Can one edit the template used for individual listings, e.g. to avoid having to edit a single-xxx.php file?
This is possible using Content Types > Listing > Manage Displays but the ability to control the actual design (e.g. sidebars/page builders) is planned for 1.2.0.
Does Directories Pro provide listings with the option to have contact forms so individuals can contact the owner of a specific listing (e.g. the business)?
Yes, through integrations with third party plugins – currently Contact Form 7, WPForms, and Gravity Forms.
Is there a limit to the number of terms one can have associated with a listing?
Currently term data is cached up to 1000 entries which may cause some terms not to appear. One can alter this limit manually in /lib/components/Entity/Helper/TaxonomyTermsHelper.php
Edit line 25:
->fetch(empty($num) ? 1000 : $num);
They plan to add a hook for this to allow configuration from the backend in the future.
How can I customize the permalinks used for listings (posts) and terms?
Yes, this is possible. See SEO Features in the Documentation.
What are the differences between Sabai Directory and Directories Pro?
- There are a number of differences between the two products. They are not based on the same code, Directories Pro is a complete rewrite.
- One significant change is in the increased use of WP’s built-in tables rather than custom tables to provide smoother integration with other plugins (e.g. Yoast SEO) and core WP functionality.
- There are some features in Sabai Directory that are not included in Directories Pro and vice versa. For example, Directories Pro does not currently support using the OpenStreetMap API and there is no current plan for myCRED integration as is available with Sabai Directory.
- While Sabai Directory is still actively maintained, most development is going into Directories Pro.
Can one create relationships between multiple directories? For example, artists and their albums?